A device is discovered as a Switch but need it to be set as a Server.
Need a Switch to bring up the Server Context Dashboard Report in Performance Management.
Override Device Type in Performance Management.
All supported Performance Management releases
In this scenario we've discovered a Palo Alto device which was set with a Device Type of Switch. The device uses sysObjectID 18.104.22.168.4.1.25422.214.171.124.
To make these changes we edit the (default path) /opt/IMDataAggregator/data/custom/devicetypes/DeviceTypes.xml file.
To add Server to the device as a Device Type without removing the Switch type add the following section to the file:
After saving the file changes a new Discovery against the target device(s) is required. This can be done either via:
When editing the DeviceTypes.xml file to validate the DA read the new change we should see a message in the (default path) /opt/IMDataAggregator/apache-karaf-<version>/data/log/karaf.log file.
A sample message would be:
INFO | mporter-thread-1 | 2020-06-04 13:41:18,332 | DiscoveryDefaultConfigListener | l.DiscoveryDefaultConfigListener 178 | .im.aggregator.discovery | | Custom device type definition has been modified
In order for the device to show the Context Report Dashboard for the new Device Type assigned, a Full Data Aggregator Synchronization needs to be run. Recommendation is to run that after hours to limit user impact in the web UI.